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of us can change a light bulb or squash a stink bug but also move a bus and give hope. >> all going through my head now is wow. i'm crying a lot because it's finally hitting. before i said, i was still in shock. now it's hitting. >> reporter: we were all tied up watching ty and his miracle workers give baltimore two hours of great tv. many watched "extreme makeover: home edition" at home. others came out here to notre-dame prep for a viewing party. >> meant a lot to me and my family. i know that all my friends watching it, they are just like, really impressed at what the program that i'm in and all the things i'm doing. >> ok, here's the situation. a storm has blown in! >> reporter: to show what you can do with a stop watch, weather against us. we saw tears and raindrops, hugs and earthquakes. in the end it's always about the hope. >> i am so happy and thrilled right now with what the show is doing. we couldn't be happier and so proud and privileged we had the house. >> reporter: if you swept a broom, put a chair in place, painted a wall, laid a brick, this show was all about you. b
, give us seven weeks. [ laughter ] >> give us seven weeks. >> so as it stands right now, split screen. that is it. november 2nd a rematch of the 2006 maryland governor's race. >> >> primary days in the books and the votes have been cast but it is really sad how low voter turnout was in the state. volunteers were so surprised how few people showed up. one baltimore county volunteer told us just over 400 people showed up at her precinct the entire day. >>> state control her. he is unopposed and will be challenged in november by william henry campbell. >>> they called the district for 46. that race was for bill ferguson. he is inspired by where the city is heading. we'll keep you posted on the race results on good morning maryland. we're constantly keeping an eye on this. we will change things as it becomes available to us. >> it is 5:06. >> we're going to have results from other hotly contested races around the country and we'll look at other stories making news. >> before you head anywhere, if you're hopping on a train or bus we'll see how things are moving here. hey, mark. >> the trai
. or an antique tv. ♪ or an antique remote control. so why are you still using an antique cable network created in 1948 for your 2010 tv? it's time to hook your tv up to a 100% fiber optic network. it's time for fios. visit verizon.com/getfios. call the verizon center for customers with disabilities at 800-974-6006 tty/v. >>> good morning, everyone. happy labor day to you. it'll be an absolutely gorgeous day. you have to get out there and enjoy it. if you don't have plans, go for a long walk or something. it'll be gorgeous. baltimore, temperature at 64 degrees. humidity at 55%. dew point's at 47. feels like 64 about winds out of the north, northeast at 6 miles to 7 miles an hour at this time. as we check out what's happening into ocean city. we're still seeing more of the same today. we'll see much improvement as time comes as well. that temperature right now, 68 degrees, humidity at 70%. feels like 68 with the winds out of the northeast at about 3 miles an hour. much better day than on friday. we'll definitely take that. maryland's most powerful doppler radar has all five sweeps on. looking pr
a liquor story robbery led to gunfire. sherrie johnson joins us here in the studio with this story. >> reporter: witnesses say it all happened so fast. this morning, the soccer coach is being hailed a hero. around 3:00, a security officer fired at two men trying to rob a liquor store at a shopping center. across the street, the mercy high school girls soccer team was practicing for a game. shots rang out, the coaches of the team and a police officer tackled one of the robbery suspects. >> we were all getting ready for our game. we heard the first gunshot. we didn't really know what it was. we were all just like "oh it's no big deal." then there were three more. we were looking around not knowing how serious it was. >> got the kids up to the school. and secured the area. >> reporter: the suspects ran away from the scene. one suspect was caught and arrested. police are still searching for the second suspect. >>> four minutes after 5:00 right now: an anne arundel county mother says she's desperate. two years ago her son was murdered. police still have no suspects in this crime, now sh
: good morning, megan. this used to be the best hot spot here. take a look behind me here. we are talking about the towson commons and later today, we will know who it belongs to after it goes on the auction block. the towson commons development just south of the circle will be auctioned off to the highest bidder at 1:00 p.m. at the county courthouse steps. now most retail spots in the commons are now vacant. this used to be the hot spot in towson and county believes that best use for this space is a hotel or some type of mixed use development. the county set aside some money to help redevelop the commons. the county pledged to help if it agrees with the vision of the new owner. >> he has no information at all on the auction, who is going to bid and what their plans are going to be. we will be in conversation with the winner no matter who they are. >> reporter: that auction kicks off at 1:00 today. sherrie johnson, abc2 news. >> today, a name changing ceremony will take place for the lyric opera house. it will be called the patricia and arthur performing arts center at the lieric. the
control. so why are you still using an antique cable network created in 1948 for your 2010 tv? it's time to hook your tv up to a 100% fiber optic network. it's time for fios. visit verizon.com/getfios. call the verizon center for customers with disabilities at 800-974-6006 tty/v. >>> really dangerous situation in the rugged area of the colorado foothills. a wind driven fire destroyed dozens of homes northwest of boulder. flames charred 3500 acres, forcing evacuations, there are homes of the firefighters who are battling those fires have been destroyed. >>> now, the forecast certified most accurate by weather rate and maryland's most powerful doppler radar. >> good morning, everyone. yes, we are just talking about that fire story and we do have some conditions. we definitely do have a fire watch. let me show you the areas as we head towards the east. you can see this incompasses northeast maryland and southeast pennsylvania and also central and southern new jersey. a fire watch means it's critical fire conditions are forecasted to occur and this is in effect wednesday afternoon through w
camera. that led to big problems. here's a guy facing 15 years. abc2 news linda so tells us the whole story. >> reporter: it started as a traffic stop. when the 24-year-old motorcyclist was pulled over for speeding by a state trooper in an unmarked car. anthony grapier first thought he was being robbed and started to videotape them as they gave him a ticket. he then posted the video on youtube. that prompted state police to charge grapier with three felony wiretapping counts. a circuit court judge dropped the cases essentially dismissing the case. grapier says the ruling means recording police on the job is not a crime in maryland. >> seemingly minor traffic encounter has turned into something that raises very important questions about what it means to live in a democracy. >> the state's attorney has the option to appeal. meanwhile, a spokesman for the state police says if the trooper encounters a video camera in the future they will allow the recording to continue. in the studio, linda so, abc2 news. >>> building inspectors are trying to determine what caused a building to collapse i
the weekend on erdman avenue in east baltimore. there's a map of the area. sherrie johnson joins us in the studio with more on the police investigation. >> reporter: good morning. witnesses saw the body flip several times before hitting the ground. 25-year-old gerard grant leaves behind two young daughters. police say there's significant damage to the driver's side of the black mercedes. officers say it was not road rage. neighbors tried to perform cpr but grant later died at the hospital. >> i just want to say to whoever the person is that did this, i just need to you come forward. a dad is gone, a close friend of mine is gone. and he will be missed dearly. >> reporter: police say the black mercedes has significant damage on the driver's side and the mirror is missing. anyone with information is asked to call the accident investigation unit at 410-396-2609. in the studio, sherrie johnson, abc2 news. >>> we have another motorcyclist dead after a crash in glen burnie. this happened at the intersection of solley and nabs creek roads before midnight saturday. according to authorities a
. abc 2 news linda so joins us with the latest on the investigation. >> reporter: megan, a woman was found dead in that apartment but police don't know at this time how she died. they say her injuries were not related to the fire. investigators are trying to find out why a man who was also found in the fire is in critical condition. the victim's mother told us her daughter divorced the man but he became homeless and she was helping him temporarily. had he a history of a bad temper. the victim had four children ranging from high school to as young as 6. the man, we're told, is the father of the youngest child. the fire broke out yesterday afternoon in the 6000 block of majors lane in jeffers hill. a neighbor called 911 after seeing heavy smoke. none of the four children were inside the home when the fire started. now they are left to mourn the loss of their mother. >> and just to see him sobbing like that, to just know he doesn't have a mother! sad. very sad. >> police have not released the man or woman's identities. both are believed to be in their 30s. at last check the man was
. winds near calm, thanks to clear skies allowing us to really lower things. you'll head towards the metro area, in the beltway, it's a little milder, 62 degrees now. the gwynn oak school at calvin rodwell elementary school, 6 2, contrasted with the 50s outside of the beltway. there's a spread on the thermometer, a spread of high clouds trying to move in as well. we should see a fair amount of sunshine though may not be that deep blue to the sky. we'll range from partly cloudy to mostly sunny with 50s widespread this morning. official sunrise at 6:47. so still an hour and a half to go. after that, yeah, take the shades with you. you may need them. mostly sunny skies with a few clouds mixed in. this afternoon's 2-degree guaranteed high, 80. >>> let's check the roads with kim, you should not be driving 80 but you may want to. >> thank you. especially at this early hour, it's tempting to do that. northbound through the fort mchenry tunnel, that emergency roadwork has been picked up out of the right tube, everything is reopened and traffic moving very well. drive times, you won't encounter del
all cringed when your car sinks into a pothole, but those torn up streets are costing us a lot. each driver is paying more than $600 a year. >> reporter: we are here at the intersection of northern parkway and falls road. anyone that has been on northern parkway, you know there are a lot of potholes and bad roads. but this is not a surprise to anyone around here. a new national survey claims baltimore has the tenth worst roads in the entire nation. it costs local drivers an extra $600 each year in wear and tear on their vehicles and city officials, well, they disagree. >> we don't think it is fair, because we have put a lot of effort into maintaining our roadways. it is the one thing we focus on over the last four years, and it is one thing we take very seriously. >> reporter: we see a lot of cones and everything here. they have a lot of construction going on trying to repair the roads and city officials say hey, they are still making progress and they plan to complete their road construction by the end of this year. >> sounds like she is going over poll holes herself. >>> maryland's
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